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  • AACN Practice Alert Addresses CAUTI
    Implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Delirium, ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Leishmaniasis Infection on the Rise in U.S. Ecotourists, Soldiers
    Driven by burgeoning ecotourism and military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, a parasitic infection called leishmaniasis is showing up in more U.S. patients, often stumping doctors. Rapid diagnostic tests and innovative treatments are among the strategies to address ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Guidelines for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU
    The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other healthcare professionals ...More
    October 24, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Releases New Treatment Guidelines for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis
    New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are ...More
    August 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • ESCMID Updates C. difficile Diagnostic Guidelines
    The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has just released new guidelines on best practice methods to diagnose Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The latest document updates the original 2009 guidelines produced by the society, and ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Patients With TB and HIV Should Receive Prompt Coordinated Treatment for Both Conditions
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease ...More
    August 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Five Key Takeaways from the New 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice
    Earlier this year, one of the most widely used resources guiding clinical practice for the infusion specialty received a major upgrade. The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) issued a revised Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, incorporating five years’ worth of new ...More
    August 9, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Valley Fever Diagnosis Often Missed
    For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Shorter Courses of Antibiotics are Safe for Treatment of Patients With VAP
    Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) – which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections – should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to new guidelines released ...More
    July 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • APSIC Releases Guide for Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
    Ling et al. (2016) provide an executive summary of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Guide for Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). It describes key evidence-based care components of the central line insertion and ...More
    May 10, 2016 Posted in News